After facing a huge backslash in the Indian market, Samsung changed its entire budget and mid-range smartphone portfolio. The Korean based brand shifted its entire focus towards value instead of profits. With that in mind, Samsung launched Galaxy A50 last month which directly competes with the Xiaomi’s 48MP rear camera bearing Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Is Galaxy A50 a tough competitor to budget king’s offering? Let’s find out the answer to that question in this very comparison.
Samsung Galaxy A50:
- 25MP + 5MP + 8MP with F1.7, F2.2 wide Angle and F2.2 | 25 MP front camers with F2.0
- 16.21 centimeters (6.4-inch) FHD
- Memory, Storage and SIM: 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal memory expandable up to 512GB
- Android Pie V9.0 operating system
- 2.29 Ghz Exynos 9610 Octa Core Processor
- 4000mAH lithium-ion battery
- Type-C fast charging
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro:
- 48MP AI rear camera with Sony
- IMX586 camera sensor
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 675 processor
- 4000mAh two-day battery
- Quick Charge
- Supports Qualcomm®️ Quick Charge™️4
- Corning® ️Gorilla® ️Glass 5
- Type-C charging port
- 16cm (6.3) FHD+ Dot Notch Display
Price in India
Before talking about what both of these phones are offering, we should look at the pricing. The Galaxy A50 comes in two storage variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB memory configurations with a price tag of INR 19,990 and INR 23,990 respectively. Speaking of colour options, Galaxy A50 in Blue and White colour.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro also comes in two different storage variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, is priced a little cheaper with INR 13,999 for base variant and INR 16,999 for the top-end variant. The phone comes in three different color options which include Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black.
When it comes to a value for money phones, build quality plays an important role no matter how good the internals are. Samsung Galaxy A50 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro both shares a similar design. Both the phones have thin bezels on the front with a very tiny notch housing the front cameras. With Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Chinese smartphone maker went with the glass back, having Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Galaxy A50, on the other hand, features a plastic body which does feel and look premium.
In addition, Galaxy A50 does come with IP 68 water rating, dust resistant and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro does not feature any of this stuffs sadly but again it is priced way cheaper. Galaxy A50 measures 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm and weighs 166gm. Redmi Note 7 Pro is a little on the heavier side weighing 186gm and measuring 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm.
If you’re looking for some added features and in-display fingerprint sensor, then Galaxy A50 is a better option clearly. On the other hand, if you’re quite tight on budget then Redmi Note 7 is also a solid choice in terms of design and build.
Samsung has always been a major player in the display department and Galaxy A50 is there to support that statement. In terms of display, Galaxy A50 clearly takes a lead with its massive 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen-to-body-ratio of 84.9 percent.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, sports 6.3-inch IPS LCD display having a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen-to-body-ratio of 81.4 percent. It is worth noting that Note 7 Pro has an added Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Redmi Note 7 Pro’s display isn’t that bad and it still performs pretty well but if you’re looking for an immersive experience, Galaxy A50 can give you that.
The deal breaker thing of these two phones is going to be its cameras. Galaxy A50 packs a triple rear camera setup having a 25MP primary sensor (f/1.7 aperture), an 8MP ultra wide angle lens (f/2.2 aperture) and a 5MP depth sensor (f/2.2 aperture).
On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro features a dual camera setup having a massive 48MP primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and a 5MP depth sensor (f/2.2 aperture). There is no ultra wide angle lens in the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Even though Redmi Note 7 Pro has a massive rear sensor, Samsung managed to take the lead thanks to the good colour saturation and exposure. Even in the video recording, Galaxy A50 worked better than the Redmi Note 7 Pro. In the end, if you need a good overall camera performance than Galaxy A50 is what you need to get.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 which is fabricated over the 11nm manufacturing process. It is coupled with Adreno 612 GPU with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage options. In terms of software, the phone runs on the latest MIUI custom skin with Android 9.0 Pie on top.
The Galaxy A50, on the other hand, packs its very own Exynos 9610 chipset which also has eight cores but is fabricated over the 10nm manufacturing process. For the GPU, the phone has Mali-G72 MP3. Sadly, there is no 128GB storage variant option. The smartphone runs on the latest version Android 9.0 Pie with the company’s very own One UI software.
Both the smartphone performs pretty well and you will not face any major issue with both of them. In terms of software, the One UI software does perform better and packs lots of useful features. The UI is clean, minimal and is very much optimized. On the other hand, Xiaomi is very known for showing advertisements in their UI on Redmi series phones.
Both of the budget phones comes with the same 4,000 mAh non removable battery packed inside. There is a USB Type C port in both of the phones meaning you do get fast charging support. It is worth noting that Xiaomi does not provide fast charging adapter in the box whereas you do get a fast charger out of the box in Galaxy A50. If you buy Redmi Note 7 Pro, you’ll have to shell out some extra money on a compatible charger.
Apart from the in the box charger, there is nothing deal breaker in the battery department.
Comparing both the phones when there is a huge price difference gap becomes a pretty hectic task. If you consider the price to value ratio, both the phones offer an exceptionally good set of features and hardware. It all comes to personal preferences in the end. If you want an impressive display with features like an in-display fingerprint sensor and IP68 rating, then Galaxy A50 is a no brainer. On the other hand, if you’re very tight on budget and can not shell out extra money, then Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro becomes a much better choice for you.
Another deal breaker here is the cameras. Galaxy A50 seems a nice option for those who need an overall good camera performance. Also, the ultra-wide angle sensor is always a welcome addition. Personally, I also loved the One UI software more than the Xiaomi’s very own bloated MIUI which shows you annoying ads in UI.